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plums-south africa
Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Very attractive, yellow skin plum with excellent storage ability. Marketed as African Pride®.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2012
Fruit kind: Plum
Selection No.: PR96-21
Usage: Dessert
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi–upright
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 4th week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 1st week September**
Flower shape: Rosaceous
Bearing habit: On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Maridon

Tree Thinning

Pollinator: Sun Breeze
Fruit set: Very good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning recommended
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 5/6
Control cultivar: Before Songold
Production (kg/tree): Excellent (4 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count AA (100g/fruit)
Shape: Round
Skin colour: Yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 15˚brix. Very good taste.
Texture: Medium to fine
Stone: Cling
Storage ability: Good. Dual temp. Independently evaluated.

ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij: Prof. B Ndimba | Tel: 021 809 3002
Culdevco: Mishkaat Anderson | Tel: 021 888 8473

*= Plant Breeders Rights: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
**= Data obtained at Bien Donne, Simondium, Western Cape and is not necessarily representative of other areas.

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